Food Safety and Quality Standards

There are various national and international food safety and quality standards guiding food handling enterprises in South Africa and worldwide.

The list below is NOT comprehensive and does not include all food safety and quality Standards guiding the food, beverage and health industries.

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New information is added regularly.


ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management System)

ISO 22000 website

FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification)

FSSC 22000 website

FSSC 22000 SCHEME VERSION 5 (PDF download)

BRC (British Retail Consortium)

BRC website

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 (PDF download)

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 – Guide to the key changes (PDF download)

BRC F804a: Issue 8 Auditor Checklist and Site Self-Assessment Tool (MS Word download)


GlobalG.A.P. website


South African National Standards (SANS) can only be obtained from the SABS Standards store.

Drinking Water (SANS 241)

SANS 241-1:2015 (Ed. 2.00)

Drinking water Part 1: Microbiological, physical, aesthetic and chemical determinants

SANS 241-2:2015 (Ed. 2.00)

Drinking water Part 2: Application of SANS 241-1

Fish, Crustaceans & Molluscs


CKS 286:1971 (Ed. 1.00)

Fish protein concentrate for human consumption

SANS 2877:2019 (ED. 1.00)

Chilled smoked finfish and smoke-flavoured finfish and products derived therefrom

Crustaceans (SANS 788)

SANS 788:2019 (Ed. 1.03)

Frozen shrimps (prawns), langoustines and crabs

SANS 788:2019 (Ed. 1.03)

Frozen lobster, frozen lobster products and products derived therefrom

Molluscs (SANS 729)

SANS 729:2018 (Ed. 1.02)

Live aquaculture abalone

Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)(SANS 22000)

SANS 22000:2019 (Ed. 2)

Food safety management systems ― Requirements for any organization in the food chain.  (Identical implementation of ISO 22000)

Hazard Analysis Critical and Control Point (HACCP)(SANS 10330)

SANS 10330:2020 (Ed. 3) *New*

Replaces SANS 10330:2007 (Ed2.01)

Requirements for a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (SANS 45001)

SANS 45001:2018 (Ed. 1.00)

Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

Pesticides (SANS 10133)

SANS 10133:2011 (Ed. 2.00)

The application of pesticides in food-handling, food-processing and catering establishments

Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs)(SANS 10049)

SANS 10049:2012 (Ed. 4.1)

Food safety management — Requirements for prerequisite programmes (PRPs)

Quality Management Systems (SATS 9002)

SATS 9002:2017 (Ed. 1.00)

Quality management systems — Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015

Salt (SANS 638)

SANS 638:2004 (Ed. 3.00)

Food grade salt

Soft Drinks (SANS 449)

SANS 449:2019 (Ed. 4.04)

The manufacture of soft drinks and soft drink concentrates

Yeasts and Moulds (SANS 7954)

SANS 7954:1987 (Ed. 1.00)

Microbiology – General guidance for enumeration of yeasts and moulds – Colony count technique at 25